Posted Sep 8th 2014 1:29PM
There are two kinds of supercars: those made by niche manufacturers and those made by mainstream ones. The niche supercars tend to be a rarer and more exotic sight, but some buyers opt for more mainstream supercars because, for one reason at least, they'll be more reliable. Right?
That's not always the case, as Car and Driver recently found out. The publication's Corvette Stingray long-term tester blew out its LT1 V8 engine entirely after only 6,000 miles, necessitating a complete replacement. Fortunately, it was under warranty, but it contributed to the 'Vette having to spend an inordinate amount of time in the shop – something you might expect from a small Italian manufacturer, for example, but not from one of the largest automakers in the world.
The problem apparently boiled down to metal debris from a bad oil filter getting into the lubication system, knocking out a con-rod bearing and totaling the engine block. GM is reportedly investigating the issue, which was just one of several problems C/D encountered with the flagship Chevy, but which haven't stopped our compatriots in Ann Arbor from enjoying the time they've had so far with the all-American supercar, or from taking it on long-distance road trips to Indiana, Chicago, even Virginia and New Jersey.
News Source: Car and Driver